Part of speech: noun

A room where vestments are kept.

Part of speech: noun

A chapel.

Part of speech: noun

A body administering the affairs of the parish.

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Usage examples "vestry":

  1. At the top of the street he descended hastily, and, as the bell jerked out its final note, hurried toward the vestry with a depressed and gloomy face. - "The New Rector", Stanley J. Weyman.
  2. And then there rose that cry which everybody could hear- which paralysed the bridal procession and brought the clergyman startled out of the vestry, and thrilled the careless lookers- on. - "A Country Gentleman and his Family", Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant.
  3. Halborough had been briefly introduced to them on his arrival some days before, and, their interest being kindled, they waited a few moments till he came out of the vestry, to walk down the churchyard- path with him. - "Life's Little Ironies A set of tales with some colloquial sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters", Thomas Hardy.